I’m sure you’re all aware of what a Chromebook is and how popular it is. While Chromebooks are used in the majority of American classrooms, many users still prefer the iPhone as their primary device. And eventually, this leads to incompatibility between Google’s and Apple’s respective ecosystems. Yes, I’m talking about how to install iTunes on a Chromebook and how to get it to work. So, in this article, I’ll show you how to install iTunes on a Chromebook in detail. We’ll also talk about how well iTunes performs on Chromebooks so you know what to expect.
Install iTunes on Chromebook in 2021
Here, we have explained how to get iTunes working on your Chromebook thoroughly. To give you an overview, we are using the Wine app which is popular for running some of the best Windows 10 apps on Linux systems. In tandem, we will install the Windows version of iTunes on our Chromebook through the Linux container. Now having said all of that, let’s go through the steps without further delay.
Run iTunes on Chromebook
1. First and foremost, you need to enable Linux on Chromebook and then set up Wine on your Chromebook. We have written detailed guides separately so follow the above-linked articles and you will be all set for the next step.
2. To update Linux to the newest build, open the Linux Terminal and perform the command below.
3. Rename the file to something more user-friendly, such as “itunes.exe,” and then move it to the Linux section.
4. After that, open the Terminal and run the command below to switch Wine’s architecture to 32-bit. Make sure to replace your username with the Chromebook’s actual username. In the Linux Terminal, check for the portion preceding @penguin to get the username. That is your login name. In the meanwhile, if a Wine window appears, click the “OK” button.
5. Then, on your Chromebook, use the command below to install iTunes 32-bit. Change your username once more. A setup window will appear right away. Continue with the configuration by clicking “Next.”
6. After the installation is complete, click “Finish,” and you’re done. iTunes has been successfully installed on a Chromebook.
Create Shortcut for iTunes on Chromebook
You’ve successfully installed iTunes on your Chromebook, and you’ve also made a shortcut to it in the App Drawer’s Linux folder. However, due to an incorrect file location, when you click on it, the shortcut does not launch iTunes. Follow these actions to resolve the problem.
1. Go to the Linux area of the native Files program. Here, select “Show Hidden Files” from the 3-dot menu.
2. Go to.local -> share -> apps -> wine -> Program Files -> iTunes now. You’ll find iTunes.desktop file here, which is the shortcut we need to change. So, right-click on it and choose “Open With” from the menu. To open the file, select the Text app. Install the Text app from here if you don’t already have it.
3. Below that, copy the path below and put it right after Exec=. Remember to change your username to the correct one.
4. Save the file and exit the Text app now. Finally, open iTunes from the App Drawer, and it should go smoothly this time. You may also pin iTunes to the Chrome Shelf.
Take a Look at iTunes for Chromebook
That’s how you’ll be able to install iTunes on your Chromebook. While the installation process is not straightforward, you should give it a shot on your smartphone. The process becomes a breeze once you’ve set up Wine. Apart from that, iTunes didn’t operate well on my Chromebook, but give it a chance and see how it performs on yours.
That’s all we’ve got from us. If you have any problems getting it to function, please leave a comment and let us know what the problem is. We’ll surely look at it. And we’ll let you know as soon as we uncover a proper build of iTunes that works well on Chromebooks. Meanwhile, to get the most out of your Chromebook, check out some of the finest Chrome OS tips and tricks.